Dean Taylor
Monday
8
October

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, October 8, 2018
Williamson Funeral Home
1405 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
(217) 243-1010
Monday
8
October

Funeral

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday, October 8, 2018
Williamson Funeral Home
1405 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
(217) 243-1010
Monday
8
October

Burial

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday, October 8, 2018
Fernwood Cemetery
Rt. 67
Roodhouse, Illinois, United States

Obituary of Dean Taylor

Dean H. Taylor, 89, of Jacksonville, and formerly of Roodhouse, died Friday, October 5, 2018, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.  He was born April 27, 1929, in Patterson, the son of Everett E. and Beatrice A. Hopcraft Taylor.  He married Donna Jerene Shaw on June 20, 1954, in White Hall, and she preceded him in death on June 19, 2005.

                  Dean is survived by two sons, William E. (Susie) Taylor of Murrayville and Robert D. (Helen) Taylor of Greenfield; four grandchildren, Dustin (Marcie) Taylor of Murrayville, Dallas (Ashley) Taylor of Monroe, Indiana, Kent (Lisa) Taylor of Jacksonville, and Ryan Graner of Eldred; twelve great-grandchildren, and one brother, Glenn E. Taylor of Roodhouse. 

                  Mr. Taylor worked in the apple orchards around Patterson during his high school days.  Upon graduation from White Hall High School in 1947, he went to work for Caterpillar Tractor Company.  He joined the Army Engineer Reserve at Caterpillar and was activate in September of 1950 during the Korean War.  He was sent to Germany to help build the Rhine Engineer Base Depot.  After two years in Germany, he came back to Caterpillar and remained active in the Reserves for several years.  He worked for Reynolds Buick for several years and was self-employed for ten years.  He went to work for Carnation (later Nestle) in Jacksonville in 1970 and retired in 1991 as a maintenance supervisor.  He belonged to Caterpillar Fire Department for five years and the Roodhouse Fire Department for 42 years.

                  Mr. Taylor loved to travel seeing this great country.  He also enjoyed hunting and casinos.  He loved his family.

                  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018, at Williamson Funeral Home, with burial at Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse.  The family will meet friends from 12 Noon until 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or the Roodhouse Fire Protection District.  Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

 

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